My top three absolute favorite musicians in the Family Music genre are Dan Zanes and Friends, They Might Be Giants and Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower. Yes, there are many other talented kindie rockers out there, but with these three you have all your bases covered.
I’m especially fond of Elizabeth Mitchell and her family (the You Are My Flower part), because in addition to her beautiful folk music, she is warm, kind and truly loves what she does. Over the years, I’ve gotten to know her and would say I even consider her a friend. She has welcomed my daughters on stage with her many times and welcomed my family to Woodstock for a weekend so my girls could be part of an upcoming DVD.
Her gentle, heartfelt music transfixes audiences of all ages with homespun renditions of great songs by Woody Guthrie, Bob Marley, The Velvet Underground, Vashti Bunyan, Gillian Welch and more. Elizabeth and her family band (husband Daniel Littleton and daughter Storey) will perform a concert at Symphony Space in NYC on Saturday, December 17 and will be joined by some very special musical guests. Not only will it be a concert you don’t want to miss, but Symphony Space will also hold its Holiday Party for members that day, complete with cookie decorating after show. Call 212.864.1414 x223 to become a member and RSVP for the party.
Thanks to the generosity of Symphony Space, we have a family 4-pack of tickets to the Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower concert on Saturday, December 17 at 11 am for one lucky Barista Kids reader.
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To enter, tell us you favorite Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower song in comments. I’m partial to Keep On the Sunny Side featuring Levon Helm and his daughter Amy Helm. It makes me feel good. Don’t know Elizabeth’s music yet? Doesn’t matter. Just tell us why you want to attend. One person who replies to this post by 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, November 20 will be chosen at random to receive the Family 4-Pack to the Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower show at Symphony Space on Saturday, December 17.
No purchase necessary. Starts Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 9:30 am EST and ends Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. Open to U.S. residents ages 16 years and older. Void where prohibited.
Symphony Space has a great line-up of shows in the next few months. A New Year’s Eve party concert by Tim and the Space Cadets, A Stam-Pede show of blazing-fast percussive footwork from celebrated dancers and Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, a string-band performing a deep repertoire of traditional tunes that spans 200 years of American music. There’s many more shows too, so make sure to check out the schedule here.